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Notable Results

We have won cases against every major insurance carrier. In fact, we secured the largest disability insurance bad faith verdict ever in California. Learn More

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Full Resources

Insurance companies use many tactics to deny, delay, or devalue claims. We have the skilled staff and financial resources to go up against the biggest insurance carriers. Learn More

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Solid Reputation

We are respected and highly regarded in the legal community by colleagues, defense counsel, courts and most importantly insurance carriers. Learn More

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Our Compassion

We regularly hear from clients that our advocacy changed their lives. You can count on the caring team at Pillsbury & Coleman to exhaust every avenue to obtain the justice you deserve. Learn More

ERISA
Benefits Attorney

ERISA Insurance Claim Lawyers Fighting For The Rights Of National Policyholders

There are a few exceptions when you are receiving insurance through an employer. ERISA — the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, is the actual governing force when you are trying to get these employee benefit claims. In the case that you are struggling to obtain the long- term disability benefits you deserve, ERISA explains the process for starting a claim.

Our National ERISA attorneys at the offices of Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP have superb knowledge in the area of disability law which can be complex and unique. Insurance companies closed in and catch you resulting in the denial of a claim. At our law firm, our lawyers help disabled employees throughout the nation to get the benefits related to disability that they are entitled to.

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We have a vault of information and pages that will help you to gain a clear knowledge regarding ERISA law. However, because of its complexity, we encourage you to reach out to one of our attorneys to assist you in how ERISA can help you personally.

So what is ERISA? The law establishes guidelines and requirements for employers, trustees, service providers, and benefit plan managers. It is provided by an employer and restricts state laws designed to prevent the insurance companies from unacceptably acting also limiting actions of a policyholder when challenging the insurance company’s denial of benefits.

INSURANCE COMPANY’S SHOULD NOT HAVE THE FINAL WORD

Seeking punitive damages to persuade the insurance companies to handle policyholders justly is something our law firm works very hard to accomplish on top of helping them gain complete compensation for ERISA delayed or denied claims. Contact our National ERISA lawyers right away if your insurance company is not being reasonable and denying your claim or delaying it or if they are simply failing to defend you.

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Our Results

$32 million

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$31 million

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$26.5 million

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What Our Clients Say

"You truly make a difference in people's lives...

...because you do not just win cases, you do not just get judgments collected, you actually put lives back together and help heal wounds. More importantly, I believe for all the long hours you put, your significant others should see what a difference you make and especially made in our family's life because we will remain forever grateful to each and every one you."

Mehran Imanabadi
"I can't thank you enough for what you have done for me...

I am so grateful that I had you helping me with this most difficult time of my life. You were always there for me no matter what and I deeply appreciate it."

Peter Englert
"As part of an in-house legal team, I look for smart, capable and no-nonsense outside counsel...

...to guide me on critical issues. Pillsbury & Coleman's attorneys proved to be all of the above. They crafted a creative and insightful strategy for my case that convinced me they were the go-to firm for bad faith insurance coverage issues."

Bill Friedman, In-house Counsel, CISCO
"You truly make a difference in people's lives...

...because you do not just win cases, you do not just get judgments collected, you actually put lives back together and help heal wounds. More importantly, I believe for all the long hours you put, your significant others should see what a difference you make and especially made in our family's life because we will remain forever grateful to each and every one you."

Mehran Imanabadi
"I can't thank you enough for what you have done for me...

I am so grateful that I had you helping me with this most difficult time of my life. You were always there for me no matter what and I deeply appreciate it."

Peter Englert
"As part of an in-house legal team, I look for smart, capable and no-nonsense outside counsel...

...to guide me on critical issues. Pillsbury & Coleman's attorneys proved to be all of the above. They crafted a creative and insightful strategy for my case that convinced me they were the go-to firm for bad faith insurance coverage issues."

Bill Friedman, In-house Counsel, CISCO
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Meet Our Attorneys

National Trial Lawyers Handling ERISA Insurance Disputes

Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP, is one of the few law firms in California focused exclusively on representing policyholders since establishment in 1991. They represent clients in ERISA insurance disputes and insurance bad faith litigation. Insurance law is all we do and we do it very well.

Whether you need help getting your health insurance to cover a claim, you need assistance getting a business loss covered, or assistance appealing a long-term disability insurance claim denial, we know how to help. Our attorneys offer experienced ERISA legal representation to businesses and individuals in San Francisco and throughout California.

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Philip L. Pillsbury Jr.
Founding Partner
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Terrence J. Coleman
Attorney
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Our Lawyers Stand Out In ERISA Cases Because We Get Results

Pillsbury & Coleman Often Succeeds Where Others Fail

The failure of other firms usually results in our success because of our careful examination of ERISA disability claim denials.

DOCUMENTING AND PREPARING A COMPLETE AND EXTENSIVE REBUTTAL IS CRUCIAL WHEN PROVIDING INFORMATION TO THE INSURANCE COMPANIES. SOMETIMES THE BEST THING TO DO IS COMPLETE AN INTERNAL APPEAL OF THE DECISION TO PROVIDE THE BEST EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE CLAIM FILED.

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-Our attorneys are familiar with the system and work relentlessly for you in the event that you may qualify for an  ERISA claim. In the ERISA appeals process, there are strict deadlines and procedures to follow because of its complexity.

-If you are covered by an ERISA benefits plan and your employer is denying you any covered benefits or is neglecting the proper action in regard to your pension or benefits, it is very important that you seek legal help.

– We serve business policyholders in rebuttals over many of the business insurance policies. If you are a business that has unique claim types, we can also represent you. These claims might be related to construction companies, maritime businesses, and companies in the financial industry.

We know and fully comprehend the type of pre-litigation internal appeal will increase your chances of getting your claim resolved. Our firm has dealt with cases against nearly every major insurance company, and we are fearless in going to trial to hold them accountable. We have a strong success record with these cases. These insurance companies will know that you are serious about your claims because of our immediate determination.